From The Wonder TwinZ:
FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
www.HipHopGods.com launches as NEW destination for Hip Hop Icons and Fans
Site Consolidates All Social Media For Each Artist Into One Location, Creates A Community Where Fans Can Communicate Directly With Classic Hip Hop Artists
New York, N.Y.
www.HipHopGods.com, the first fully-comprehensive community for old-school hip hop fans, launches today and brings together the most important and enduring rappers into one location where classic rap lives on. Legendary artists including KRS-One, DMC, Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Grandmaster Flash, Erick Sermon, Parrish Smith, Kurtis Blow, Eric B, YoYo, members of The Furious Five, Melle Mel and many more have already signed on to be a part of the site, the brainchild of Chuck D and producer Gary G-Wiz (The Bomb Squad, Run-DMC, Janet Jackson).
www.HipHopGods.com offers a truly interactive platform, pulling together classic hip hop fans from around the globe into a single network where they can communicate, not just with each other, but with the artists as well. Combining the past, present and future of the hip hop universe, the site also aims to highlight the everlasting artistry of the performers, focusing on not just the revolutionary work they have done, but how they continue to be vibrant, creative forces and chronicle their newer work.
“When I log on to HipHopGods.com, I feel like I am entering the Hip Hop nation I am trying to build," says **KRS-One. “What a great way to communicate with the REAL movers and shakers of Hip Hop Culture". “HipHopGods.com is like classic rock radio, where all the gods of rock live eternally!” adds DMC of Run-DMC. “Remember, ‘classic’ doesn't mean old. It means better than everything after it...for eternity!” MC Serch of 3RD BASS remarks, “What a wonderful thing HipHopGods has done for the culture,” while Donald Dee of the legendary BBoys says “I’m like a kid in a candy store on there.”
To receive "Hip Hop God" status, an artist, MC, DJ, dancer or other creative force in hip hop culture must have at least 15 years of work behind them.
The site ambitiously consolidates and interconnects the Internet’s many social networking sites into one location, creating a destination where fans can get information on their favorite artists from places such as Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and Twitter all at once. Each act featured on www.HipHopGods.com hosts their own page which interfaces directly with their Facebook and Twitter accounts, enabling everyone to use the social networking sites through HHG as well. Fans no longer have to visit Facebook and Twitter separately to get updates on the artists, they can easily access all of the information at HipHopGods.com. Artists can also post videos, photos and album artwork, music, tour and appearance information, a wall of friends and their comments and exclusive blogs. Fans can build their own profiles as well and link them to their favorite artists’ pages and join groups where they can interact with other fans as well as the artists themselves.
The www.HipHopGods.com home page offers magazine-like news sections, feature articles, photos, postings by fans, music and artist blogs that are written exclusively for the site. HHG also hosts a general forum for all users (and sub-category forums including ones specifically for artist discussions, tours and general discussions) as well as a store that sells music and merchandise. The site aims to serve as a community where hip hop fans and artists can share information and communication, all centered around an era and the acts whose impact continues to be felt in music and pop culture today.
www.HipHopGods.com was developed by BTN Eastlink in association with Chuck D, with original illustrations by Paul Stone. HIPHOPGODS.com is the HIPHOP Supersite Inter-network where CLASSIC Rap LIVES On!
About BTN Eastlink:
BTN Eastlink is a multi-platform entertainment and digital media company, offering artist management, a record label, a licensing and placement division for film, television and video games, digital media consulting, web development, merchandising and urban market consulting and a film and television production unit. Founding Partner Chuck D has been a longstanding supporter for artists rights, digital music and culture, and through his work with BTN Eastlink continues to be at the forefront of entertainment technology by incorporating several different facets of the business into one centralized company with streamlined communication and unlimited synergy opportunities to meet the 360 degree needs of entertainment and technology clients in the ever shifting digital world.
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